Apr 122015
 

Now, what to do with that old 5 litre aircraft engine hanging about in the shed. How about a giant V Twin motorcycle hill climb special? Well somebody’s got to do it, even if it virtually lifts off the ground on each stroke at tick over. Not a high rever, but enough torque to pull tree stumps at tick over.

The cylinders originally came from a Lockheed Electra, similar to the one in which Amelia Earhart took her final flight. The massive air-cooled Pratt & Witney Wasp cylinders started out forming part of a nine-cylinder radial aero power plant, before former MoD engineer Millyard turned them into this beast.
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Snapped at the Prescott Bike Festival Hill Climb

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